The Future Of Water: These Edible Blobs Of Water Could Replace Plastic Bottles

The Future Of Water: These Edible Blobs Of Water Could Replace Plastic Bottles
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There has to be a way to stop polluting the earth with cans, plastic bottles and other items that we sometimes fail to recycle. Well, someone may have found the answer to that problem.

As a matter of fact, three London-based industrial design students did when they created this blob of water that serves as an edible water bottle.

Forget having to hang on to a boring Poland Spring bottle until you finally find a trash receptacle. The blob is called “Ooho” and it’s super cheap to make, it’s sterile and safe to consume and, most of all, you don’t have to deal with trash after you’re hydrated!

Ooho features a special compound made using brown algae and calcium chloride. That mixture then creates a gel around the water to hold it together so it can package itself while still being safe to consume.

Rodrigo García González, one of the students who helped create the Ooho concept, says that most people drink bottled water when they’re not near a tap.

Therefore, there is more trash to be recycled. Despite that, González states, “80 percent of them are not recycled. This consumerism reflects the society in which we live.”

The best part about this breakthrough? It only costs two cents to make each one. The only difficulties for the industrial design students behind this project are that they haven’t figured out a way to keep the blobs clean prior to being used.

Remember, they’re trying to stay way from the use of plastic and resources that contribute to the everlasting amount of trash in the world. Once they figure that out, though, who knows? We might start drinking blobs of water instead of bottles!

González states that anyone can make these in their kitchen with the right knowledge and that the process wasn’t as complex as it seems. Despite the simplicity, the project still managed to snatch up a Lexus Design Award.

Check out the video below as well as some additional photos of the Ohoo water blob.





H/T: FirstWeFeast, Photos Courtesy: FastCompany

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Anthony is a New York-based writer and a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a passion for exploring the cooler things in life. Always eager to inform, Anthony is the lifestyle editor at Elite Daily and is knowledgeable about pretty much anything within the walls of awesomeness: from the latest Lamborghini, to the most absurd burgers around. He also enjoys spontaneous skateboarding sessions on New York City's Upper East Side. Much like writing, it's what keeps the guy alive.

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